Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is touring Georgia today in an effort to tout the Biden Administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill which routed some $4.2 billion to the Peach State.  Much of that money will go towards maintaining and upgrading roads and bridges, but also included on the project list is rural broadband expansion, replacing old water pipes and funding public transit.

But the real reason Buttigieg is in town is to talk about the electric vehicle industry, where Georgia is becoming a national leader and the White House is putting a great deal of emphasis.  Gov. Brian Kemp called Georgia “the electric mobility capital of America,” in his inaugural address and has expressed his desire to make EV production the cornerstone of his legacy by the time he leaves office in 2024.  Republicans will no doubt push back on Buttigieg’s appearance as the Biden Administration attempts to make EV proliferation a hallmark of its own first term.   

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